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70 Trillion people affected, 13 Bajillion dollars in damage, Hurricane Sandy and media hype

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by metaldemon2000
 

not quite ... both are false reports.
NYSE being 3ft underwater has been corrected as a false report.
there is a report of an explosion at ConEd, however, power was turned down earlier as a precaution.

could we at least let the msm cover the hype ?
they're much better at it.

The NYSE is a bad report. The explosion at Con-Ed? Here...this cam had a great view of it.






posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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May have got it wrong in my last post? This storm looks to be as serious as previously billed? I, like others, thought that the media was hyping this storm? They have been guilty of it in the past. Although, I don't know if it was all hype this time? It will be interesting to see what happened at day break. However, judging by the photos, and some of the coverage I have seen thus far? This could be more serious than what we have expected? For those hunkered down, and weathering the storm? Please forgive the ignorance from my last post, and stay safe!
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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only 11 ft ??
pffft, the high water mark for my hometown was 71 ft (in a valley) and is marked with a plaque on the wall of city hall. [71 ft is not a typo]


it is the city where Clara Barton got her start with the Red Cross.
and, ya know what ... they've been sunk (literally) 3 separate times in less than 100yrs, but they've come back stronger and better each time, as will those in the path of Sandy.
www.pahighways.com...



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by beezzer
 


Well Beez......


Our infrastructure is broken. Any type of storm, or Disaster from God, has implications for that not so normal person, who doesn't prepare, or knows how to prepare. I think half the East Coast is part of that crowd.... What will they do, when they cant get their latte or plug in their iPhone?

Yes, the media hypes it, but just remember how unprepared people were with Katrina. How bad the infrastructure really was.

Just saying.

S&F


Where does the responsibility lie then?

Has America become so immune to events that we require hype to motivate them?



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Careful Bez. If you dont subscribe to the doom and gloom and actually attempt to point out the obvious, your contributions are not needed or wanted and you should just shut up. ATS is no longer a place for any type of dissenting view point no matter how many facts you show to support your position



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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HYPE!

Good thing it's Hype, the so far 11 dead can rest assured of no danger!




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 

howdy Wrabbit ... i'm pretty sure i said there was an explosion and thanks for the vid but i can't view it.

Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by metaldemon2000

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not quite ... both are false reports.
NYSE being 3ft underwater has been corrected as a false report.
there is a report of an explosion at ConEd, however, power was turned down earlier as a precaution.

could we at least let the msm cover the hype ?
they're much better at it.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by MrWendal
reply to post by beezzer
 


Careful Bez. If you dont subscribe to the doom and gloom and actually attempt to point out the obvious, your contributions are not needed or wanted and you should just shut up. ATS is no longer a place for any type of dissenting view point no matter how many facts you show to support your position


This is no hype this is very serious there has been deaths as predicted floods evacuations



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer


Where does the responsibility lie then?


WITH EVERYONE.




Originally posted by beezzer

Has America become so immune to events that we require hype to motivate them?





posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer


Where does the responsibility lie then?
president/media etc to get the message through.


Has America become so immune to events that we require hype to motivate them?

No to prepare them ...
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Indeed.... I didn't say more or get snarky.
I'm passing along info.... Things are moving so fast on threads..so many at once...I'm not even trying to keep track of who is playing chicken little and who is trying to UNDER play a serious on going crisis with confirmed fatalities. Just passing things along and someone may know the location of the video for it to mean something, right? It's nothing but an interesting explosion to me. I don't know the City that well at all...not if it isn't Hunts Point or the Fish Market, anyway.



edit on 29-10-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by ExCloud
Its a very over hype. Okay look at it this way. There are 50million people suppose to be affected. We will wait and see how many are diss placed. Then lets take the recent flood where I live in Minot ND and with 32k people here over 2k displaced. I will be looking at the numbers here and see how they handle it. I know they say its terrible and what not, but is it any worse then other things that happen in this country. Its a Natural disaster. Lets see displacement numbers and see a percent. Ive seen whats happened it will reside and # will be fixed fast in them high $$$$ areas.


Putting this in perspective. Oh my goodness.

Someone gets it!



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by winofiend
reply to post by beezzer
 


HYPE!

Good thing it's Hype, the so far 11 dead can rest assured of no danger!



Last summer 11 people died because of the heat.
Last winter 11 died because of the cold.

Every death is a tragedy.

And yes, the media hyped the weather then.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by ExCloud
Its a very over hype. Okay look at it this way. There are 50million people suppose to be affected. We will wait and see how many are diss placed. Then lets take the recent flood where I live in Minot ND and with 32k people here over 2k displaced. I will be looking at the numbers here and see how they handle it. I know they say its terrible and what not, but is it any worse then other things that happen in this country. Its a Natural disaster. Lets see displacement numbers and see a percent. Ive seen whats happened it will reside and # will be fixed fast in them high $$$$ areas.


Putting this in perspective. Oh my goodness.

Someone gets it!

I don't as id say the figures are accurate as most seem to be affected through this storm



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by denver22

Originally posted by beezzer


Where does the responsibility lie then?
president/media etc to get the message through.


So common sense and personal responsibility are off the table?


Has America become so immune to events that we require hype to motivate them?
No to prepare them ...


So we have to rely on others to be prepared?



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by winofiend
reply to post by beezzer
 


HYPE!

Good thing it's Hype, the so far 11 dead can rest assured of no danger!



Last summer 11 people died because of the heat.
Last winter 11 died because of the cold.

Every death is a tragedy.

And yes, the media hyped the weather then.
The basis or morale of it all is preparation
to the public they said this weather will affect millions well it has affected the populace
with deaths as predicted floods evacuations damage costs etc..



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Honor93
 
Indeed.... I didn't say more or get snarky.
I'm passing along info.... Things are moving so fast on threads..so many at once...I'm not even trying to keep track of who is playing chicken little and who is trying to UNDER play a serious on going crisis with confirmed fatalities. Just passing things along and someone may know the location of the video for it to mean something, right? It's nothing but an interesting explosion to me. I don't know the City that well at all...not if it isn't Hunts Point or the Fish Market, anyway.



edit on 29-10-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)


Over-reacting can be just as dangerous as under-reacting.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by winofiend

HYPE!

Good thing it's Hype, the so far 11 dead can rest assured of no danger!



Yep and we can only imagine how many more would have lost their lives,had they not given such strong warnings of preparation or evacuation etc

Sometimes it is,damned if you do,damned if you don`t.

Just think of the many legitimate complaints and calls for peoples heads,had they not given such fore warnings and coverage.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by denver22

Originally posted by beezzer


Where does the responsibility lie then?
president/media etc to get the message through.


So common sense and personal responsibility are off the table?


Has America become so immune to events that we require hype to motivate them?
No to prepare them ...


So we have to rely on others to be prepared?
Well yes unless you are well versed in
weather that has not yet happened like say a meterologist.. do we all have this skill??



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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glad you're passing it along ... wishing i could view it :0
i've never been able to "watch" a disaster in real time, was too busy living them.

i never said it didn't happen and was simply clarifying.
however, the explosion did not cause the black-out as the other poster indicated.

why are so many ppl freaking out about fatalities ?
did any of you really think there would be none ?

personally, i doubt the number will remain so low, however, if it does, that's pretty darn remarkable ... 11 out of 9 states worth of people is an accomplishment not the catastrophe some are making it out to be.
it's certainly a tragedy but, this storm wasn't going to pass without any.



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